Monday, August 30, 2010

Choosing to SEE: A Journey of Struggle and Hope by Mary Beth Chapman with Ellen Vaughn

I've told my kids for years that God doesn't make mistakes," writes Mary Beth Chapman, wife of Grammy award winning recording artist Steven Curtis Chapman. "Would I believe it now, when my whole world as I knew it came to an end?"

Covering her courtship and marriage to Steven Curtis Chapman, struggles for emotional balance, and living with grief, Mary Beth's story is our story--wondering where God is when the worst happens. Here she shows how she wrestles with God even as she has allowed him to write her story--both during times of happiness and those of tragedy.

Readers will hear firsthand about the loss of her daughter, the struggle to heal, and the unexpected path God has placed her on. Included is a sixteen-page full color photo insert.

My Review:
Although no parent should ever have to bury their child, Steve Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman have had to do just that. This shocking tragedy causes them to stretch to see the grace of Jesus through this hurricane of pain. As Christians, they choose to turn to God.

The writing flows smoothly as their lives are revealed in this suprisingly upbeat, interesting autobiography. Many excerpts from Mary Beth's blog are incorporated.

Available September 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Thank you to Donna Hausler for my copy.


fini said...

Thank you for the great review. It must be a great read! I'll look for this :)

Lisa notes... said...

I've been wondering if this book was good. Sounds like it is! I'll have to get a copy and read it myself. Thanks for the review.

Jingle said...

sad story shared,
beautiful post.

Donnie said...

I'm making a list using a lot of your recommendations. Good review on this one.